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Carbon trading and climate change

Carbon trading and climate change

February 8, 2020

After two decades of a total failure, carbon trading was one of the biggest stumbling blocks at the climate change summit in December. It remains a bad idea that needs to be dropped.

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India highlights ease of doing business reforms for World Bank

India highlights ease of doing business reforms for World Bank

June 13, 2017

As the World Bank prepares to assess India's renewed policies to compile a new yearly report of the ease of doing business index, India highlights a few glitches in the assessment system that overlooked imperative reforms in the last report.

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Turtuk – where digital mail didn’t replace postal letters

Turtuk – where digital mail didn’t replace postal letters

March 10, 2017

As modern technologies and western influences have found a place even in the most isolated parts of India, there are some places that still hold on to the traditional communication mediums and preserve the old India. Turtuk in Ladakh is one of them.

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River Narmada – a spell work by the nature

River Narmada – a spell work by the nature

December 28, 2016

Emerging from central India in the Amarkantak Plateau, River Narmada is considered the holiest among all other sacred rivers in India. It holds a rich, diverse religious significance and geology and the locals have a book full of stories associated with its formations and existen...

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How some of India’s poor come out of the poverty zone

How some of India’s poor come out of the poverty zone

July 25, 2016

The increasing requirements of domestic servants, street vendors, electricians, carpenters, drivers and alike in Indian cities has helped the poor to rise above the poverty line and join the lower segment of the middle class.

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Air pollution the root cause of 1.6 million yearly premature deaths in India

Air pollution the root cause of 1.6 million yearly premature deaths in India

June 28, 2016

A recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report on energy and air pollution, ‘World energy outlook’ (WEO), estimated that air pollution causes 6.5 million premature deaths across the world in a year, with India alone being the contributor of 1.6 million premature deaths, al...

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Energy mix

Energy mix

March 3, 2016

Facing huge power needs, the Indian government is planning to set up new nuclear power plants and studying new locations, notably in Bihar, Haryana and Punjab, to triple in the next 10 years its nuclear power generation base. A huge market where international companies, notably U...

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